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No Cavity Club. Now Recruiting Members

And despite arriving to infants on the backs of mothers, brothers and sisters boasting baby bottles filled with a brown liquid with a troubling resemblance to Coca-Cola (or co... And despite arriving to infants on the backs of mothers, brothers and sisters boasting baby bottles ...

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Bosawas, Below the Surface

While it was not the first journey down the Rio Coco for Change for Children staff, the unique perspective of Paragon brigade participants experiencing the reserve for the fir... While it was not the first journey down the Rio Coco for Change for Children staff, the unique persp...

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Stewards of the Cuyabeno

Located four hours downstream from where binocular-toting tourists board boats to discover the gifts that the Amazon has to offer, the Siona indigenous people living in rainfo... Located four hours downstream from where binocular-toting tourists board boats to discover the gifts...

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Women Organize in the Gateway to the Amazon

Not only do we bear witness to, but we also reap the rewards (through multiple taste test opportunities) of the women cooperativos who have learned through workshops to prepar... Not only do we bear witness to, but we also reap the rewards (through multiple taste test opportunit...

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Every Drop Makes a Difference

In Nicaragua, it is hot. It is the end of the dry season. Rains are expected to start in June. Although, we learn that there is now no predicting the once-reliable weather pat... In Nicaragua, it is hot. It is the end of the dry season. Rains are expected to start in June. Altho...

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Change is in the Air

As a long-time CFCA supporter and volunteer, I recently ventured into Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere reserve. It is here in the remote rainforest that I witness the quiet simp... As a long-time CFCA supporter and volunteer, I recently ventured into Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere ...

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Women Today

Honoring the women in our lives - mothers, partners, daughters, sisters, farmers, teachers, healers, and friends… Honoring the women in our lives - mothers, partners, daughters, sisters, farmers, teachers, healers,...

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Creating an Enabling Environment for CDN CSO's

“Creating an Enabling Environment for Canadian CSO’s – Sharing Stories of Identity & Approach”   “What makes your organization different?... “Creating an Enabling Environment for Canadian CSO’s – Sharing Stories of Identity...

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Education & Preservation in the BOSAWAS

For 12 years CFCA has worked in the BOSAWAS biosphere reserve of Nicaragua – also known as “the lungs of Central America.“  This very important ecological region i... For 12 years CFCA has worked in the BOSAWAS biosphere reserve of Nicaragua – also known as “th...

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Education - the key to lasting change

“Education is the key to achieving other rights” There is rarely one single cause to poverty. And once poverty has struck, its impact can spiral. One deprivatio... “Education is the key to achieving other rights” There is rarely one single cause to ...

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